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The confabulating mind : how the brain creates reality

Author: Armin Schnider
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2018].
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Confabulation denotes the recitation of memories about events and experiences that never happened. Based on multiple case examples, The Confabulating Mind provides an in-depth review of the presentations, the causative diseases, and the mechanisms of this phenomenon and compares confabulation with normal false memories, as they occur in healthy adults and children. Memory-related confabulations are compared with  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Schnider, Armin.
Confabulating Mind.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
(OCoLC)1008771814
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Armin Schnider
ISBN: 0198789688 9780198789680
OCLC Number: 1014013687
Notes: Previous edition: 2008.
Awards: Winner of Highly Commended in the Neurology category of the 2018 BMA Medical Book Awards.
Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The reality of Mrs B --
The history of confabulation --
Types of confabulation --
Aetiologies and anatomy of confabulation --
Disorders associated with confabulation --
Normal false memory --
Mechanisms of confabulation --
Orbitofrontal reality filtering --
Perspectives.
Responsibility: Armin Schnider.

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This new edition gives an up-to-date account of the causes, anatomical basis, and mechanisms of confabulations. It traces the history of the phenomenon of false memories, considers a range of  Read more...

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This is a fascinating book, systematic in its approach. For those disinclined to battle through the detail, the conclusions to each chapter are excellent. * AJ Larner, Cognitive Function Clinic, Read more...

 
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